Building a Resilient Mindset for Lasting Success

Forget everything you thought you knew about stress.

Based on a ground-breaking 30 year study examining why some are stressed and others are not, this book offers a radically different approach by asserting that stress isn’t a necessary and ever-present part of life.  Instead, Petrie and Roger define stress is a choice made when one chooses to ruminate,  thinking over and over about a past emotional event. And,  the authors say, rumination is a habit that can be broken.

Moving beyond tips to manage the life-altering symptoms of stress, Petrie and Roger use case studies and practical techniques to help you learn to control your response to any kind of pressure by replacing the habit of rumination with the healthier habits of resiliency, giving you the ability to cope with challenges and thrive under adversity.

Petrie and Roger also outline the critical role that managers play in establishing healthy working environments in which rumination and stress aren’t prevalent.

Learn more about stress from the Center for Creative Leadership faculty member and author Nick Petrie:

The Authors

Nick Petrie is a Senior Faculty member at CCL, where he works with CEOs and their teams to create resilience strategies for their organizations, particularly in periods of significant change. He is the lead researcher and co-creator of CCL’s Change Equation, which shows leaders how to lead change in ways that minimize stress and maximize results. Petrie holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University focused on organizational behavior and leadership development. He also holds two undergraduate degrees from Otago University (New Zealand) in business administration and physical education.

Derek Roger, PhD, is a psychologist who has spent 30 years researching the causes and effects of stress. He was the founder of the Stress Research Unit at the University of York, and is director of the training consultancy Work Skills Centre Ltd. His original research findings challenged conventional ideas about stress and resilience and led to the creation of the training program Challenge of Change Resilience™. Roger has authored more than 100 articles in the scientific press.